Overwhelmed? 5 Ways to Focus Your Life

When you feel out of control, you feel overwhelmed and your responsibilities start to feel like burdens, weighing you down. Your anxiety causes you to feel resentful of the expectations others have for you. To regain control, it’s necessary to review the choices you’ve made. Marcia Reynolds, Psy.D., recommends making a list of everything you’re responsible for, including work projects, what you do at home, and the expected outcomes. Examining your list, follow these three steps to regain control: 1) Be clear on why you are doing what you do. 2) Put limits on your trade-offs. 3) Trust others to do their work. Finally, outline your priorities and pace yourself with useful distractions.

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